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Randy Seiver on Right and Wrong

     I was sent what he called a ‘blog’ recently by a person who neither addressed me by name, nor introduced himself. It read:      ‘There ought to be a fine for stupidity! There is some clown named George M. Ella at http://evangelica.de/articles/covenant-theology-as-seen-by-new-covenant-…whose license to write ought to be rescinded. Oh, that’s right, there is […]

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Peter Ditzel on Justification

     Recently, I came across a long essay in six parts entitled, ‘A Rebuttal to George M. Ella’s ‘John Gill and Justification from Eternity’ on a website named Word of His Grace. The writer, Peter Ditzel, had obtained a part-copy of an armchair talk I gave to my host and friends on justification in Minnesota […]

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Covenant Theology as Seen by New Covenant Theology: Part Two

     Part One dealt with the alleged agreements between the two covenant concepts, though neither the NCT’s own views of God’s Covenant with His Son, nor their erroneous presentation of Covenant Theology represent Biblical teaching. NCT’s dualistic view of the Testaments also affects their alleged disagreements with Covenant Theology as outlined in Theopaedia. NCT alleged […]

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Covenant Theology as Seen by the NCT: Part One

     Peter Ditzel, whose attempt to distort Peter Meney’s and my own doctrine of justification was dealt with in the last issue, belongs to the latter day New Covenant Theology group of para-church movements. These have radically altered their common beliefs of some dozen years ago and are now expanding their Marcionite [1. Marcion: Second […]

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Church News from Germany

     Each year, the German Book Exchange (Börsenblatt des Deutschen Buchhandels) publishes statistics concerning the sale of books in Germany. Those for 2010 have been published today (4th March) and prove interesting reading for Christians. Since 2009, there has been an all round increase of 18.4 percent sales in Christian books. Bible-buying has gone up […]

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Henry Bullinger (1504-1575): Vater und Hirte der Reformation

Teil I. Von Bremgarten nach Zürich (1504-1531) 1. Henry Bullingers Bedeutung für die Reformation      Seit den fünfziger Jahren des letzten Jahrhunderts haben sich Reformierten Christen erneut für das Zeitalter der Puritaner interessiert. Die Holländer nennen dies Die Nadere Reformatie oder andauernde Reformation. Diese an sich notwendige Entwicklung kam aber zu einer Zeit, als die […]

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Heinrich Bullinger (1504-1575): Vater der Reformierten Kirchen

An article written for Die Kirche, Berlin      Heinrich Bullinger wurde zu Lebzeiten Vater der reformierten Kirchen genannt. Er schrieb mehr reformatorische Werke als Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli und Calvin zusammen und lehrte die so genannten ‚Fünf Punkte des Calvinismus’ lange vor Calvin. Bullingers Geschichte der Reformation ist die erste gründliche Untersuchung des Ursprungs und […]

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John Durie’s Practical Divinity

A Brief Introduction to Durie’s Life      Born 1596 in Scotland, John Durie was a descendent of noblemen, diplomats, ministers and rebels. When John was a child, James VI forced the family into exile. After extensive school and university studies in France and Holland, John tutored the son of a Huguenot merchant in France. […]

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The Mediatorship of Christ: Part Two: Christ’s Engagements as Mediator

The suretyship of Christ in His office as Mediator      Christ is our Surety because He transfers our obligations and debts to Himself, leaving us free from them. Those who preach that Christ was not imputed with our sin and did not pay a ransom for sinners’ debts, leave the sinner with his obligations, guilt […]

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The Decline of Rome in the Ruhr District

The improved state of the Reformed faith in Germany     Some vocal British Protestants bolster their arguments against their country’s European Union membership by pointing out that Europe, excluding Britain, is firmly in the hands of the Vatican. This thinking also opens up old wounds regarding Germany who is seen as the leading Roman Catholic […]

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